This year is a special year for the Wedgewood Cycling Team in the

Ride to Conquer Cancer supporting the BC Cancer Foundation.

Eleni Skalbania’s support of the Wedgewood Cycling Team over the past ten years has motivated the Team to raise over $2.5 million for the BC Cancer Foundation.

This is on top of Eleni’s own generous personal donations over the years.

 

The past weekend (June 14 & 15), over 2000 riders united in a mission to conquer cancer by participating in a 300 km, adrenaline-charged route from Vancouver to Seattle.

Eleni's Daughter - Elpie Marinakis, Husband - Nelson Skalbania & Wedgewood General Manager - Philip Meyer, along with their team mates, completed The Ride To Conquer Cancer Ride in memory of

Eleni Skalbania who lost her long & courageous battle with lung cancer on September 28, 2013.

The two day event started under threatening skies, as the riders headed south over the border and into Washington State. Unfortunately, the wind was blowing north, so tough conditions prevailed. The constant head wind and driving rain made for a long day in the saddle until camp was reached at the halfway point in Mount Vernon. Upon finishing day one,  the first order of business was to get warm and start to dry clothing, shoes & equipment ready for day two.

After dinner and a good night’s sleep,  it was off again bright and early on Sunday morning,  as the road continued south and the wind continued to blow north. The rain started after about an hour of riding. Thankfully a warm coffee shop gave us the opportunity to warm up before rolling into the finish line.

We were proud of the whole Wedgewood Team and sincerely thank everyone for their hard work and your kind donations & support in helping conquer cancer.

Collectively, over $9.1 million were raised for the BC Cancer Foundation.

The Wedgewood team raised a total of

$264,759

which will be donated to the Eleni Skalbania Endowment Fund for Lung Cancer Research

at the BC Cancer Foundation.

 



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